BPE Solicitors become major sponsor

26th March 2019



One of the top 200 law firms in the UK, BPE Solicitors have recently become a major sponsor of the Barn Theatre in Cirencester.

“We are delighted to welcome BPE Solicitors into the Barn family. John and his company have had

an association with the theatre since the beginning, and it’s great that we have now been able to

formalise this partnership for the foreseeable future. As an unsubsidised charity, the support we

receive is vital to the future prosperity of the theatre.”

Iwan Lewis – Artistic Director, The Barn Theatre.

The Barn Theatre, who recently won the UK’s best Fringe Theatre of the Year, are known for the excellent professional productions they produce and have quickly established themselves at the heart of the Cirencester and Cotswold community as a major arts venue.

“Partnering with the Barn Theatre made great sense for us. An adventurous spirit is at the heart of who we are at BPE and the Barn Theatre is a great venue, already actively making its mark in Gloucestershire.  They are happy to challenge the status quo and we are delighted to be supporting them at this exciting stage in their development.”

John Workman – Senior Partner, BPE Solicitors

Notes to editors:

BPE Solicitors is a Top 200 UK law firm with more than 130 staff including 70 fee-earners.  The firm has its headquarters in Cheltenham with other offices in South Gloucestershire and London, as well as access points in Cirencester, Bristol and Oxford.

Many clients have been retained for decades and BPE has supported young businesses in their growth to become multi-million pound, multi-national operations.

BPE Solicitors is an entrepreneurial business working with like-minded businesses and individuals. It supports businesses through their lifecycle, from starting up and structuring a business to development either through growth, joint ventures, buying and selling or floating on the stock market. 

For more information, please visit: www.bpe.co.uk

ABOUT THE BARN THEATRE – Enriching lives with professional theatre in historic Cirencester.

The Barn Theatre prides itself on being a “Theatre For All.” A place for everyone to share top-class regional theatre and performing arts education. 

OUR VISION – We have a vision to be a world-renowned theatre destination, inspiring, challenging and entertaining our audiences. We are a producing house, enriching lives with outstanding theatre, education and culture.

OUR MISSION – We believe that stories told with wit, flair and passion have the power to change lives.

We will work with everyone to establish a respected professional theatre, in the heart of the Cotswolds. The Barn Theatre will be a place where people from all walks of life can come together to participate in top-class regional theatre and performing arts education.

OUR HISTORY – Driven by a deep passion for theatre, Ian Carling and his wife Chrissie have pioneered a bold theatrical legacy for Cirencester. Community and youth theatre have thrived at the venue for over thirty years, but now this site has been taken to a new level. The former 1940s Nissen hut has been transformed into a beautiful, state  of-the-art, air-conditioned auditorium for 200 theatre-lovers. With a studio rehearsal suite, dressing rooms, a green room and an orchestra pit, audiences will experience entertainment that competes with the West End.

The Barn Theatre Project is a registered charity. We are now working with individuals, businesses, trusts and grant-giving bodies to ensure that the theatre is thriving for years to come.

The Barn Theatre recently won the prestigious STAGE – UK Fringe Theatre of the Year Award in its first year since opening as a professional theatre.